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I Feel Like a Damn Failure

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    Yeah, So About Living Life.

    I was told growing up that things go a certain way as long as we work hard. We go to school, get good grades, then get jobs. I got to school thinking I was going to plow through, then get an awesome internship and then get hired by a company afterwards. Just like my older...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F Oct 24, 2013

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    From Failure To Fruitful

    Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed. - Ellen G. White I have had many so called "good" ideas or plans that failed and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have also had experiences in my life that appeared to be a complete failure and turned...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm A Failure

    All I want to do, is yell. At everyone I see. Things like: You don't understand, It's harder on me, Why is it always my fault? Forced to be an amazing student by my parents, straight A's, no social life. My life is miserable. My parents are semi abusive and the stress from...
    Definitee Definitee 13-15, F Oct 19, 2010

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    Yup........

    i am a recovering addict and alcholoic need i say more? I have messed up so many things in my life including my kids being put in foster care. my feelings are indescribable imagine hopelessness mixed with major mood disorders toped with self hate. i put on a brave face for my...
    charmed88101 charmed88101 31-35, F 3 Responses May 26, 2011

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    Because. . .

    My guardians tell me I'm not good enough I've failed to kill myself over 50+ times I've watched my twin die in front of me and I did nothing I have been addicted to drugs before I have more medical and health problems than the whole world put together My parents are dead (Even...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    I work hard at every single **** faced thing in

    my life, and I'm still a disappointment. I'm not even surprised, I just feel the emptiness of believing I could actually do something right. I was wrong at even believing I could.
    freakychick01 freakychick01 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Was I Mean?

    I guess I just feel BLAH today. A damn failure.I was called out for it by a respected EP member just now.Good for him, healthy confrontation is always a good thing
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Sep 22, 2013

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    I Am Such a F***ing Idiot and Can't Stop Crying

    I am going through a very hard time emotionally these days, and to overcompensate, I've been doing lots of projects.  Today was "Home Improvement" day and I decided to clean the tub's drain (water wasn't passing anymore).  I got out my tools and made...
    LaMalquerida LaMalquerida 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    What Is Wrong?

    I keep thinking which doesn't seem to help me much. I go home to a quiet house. I live with my mother and my son but they dont have much interaction with me. Makes me ask myself , what is so wrong with me... My son is what breaks me up the most. He is 17 flunked his 9th grade and...
    espalumna espalumna 46-50, F Oct 26, 2013

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    Am I Crazy?

    I never thought id be one of those people but here i am. reckless with my baby chicken status of a career (as in just starting) and with my health as well. i drink every weekend i have fun yes at the time but when i start to think about the stupid things ive done in the black...
    girly716 girly716 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    i always try to look on the bright side of

    things but i snap back to reality and realize its just me imagining. I was never good in school, my grades was horrible and i dropped out cause me and my family are struggling to live. I reallly want to college, but i actually dont see myself in college, i know that wont work...
    mdkayvee mdkayvee 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Eveything Is Wrong

    i cant do anything right in the eyes of my family there perfect im not
    AshtonMaya AshtonMaya 16-17, F 1 Response May 24, 2009

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    Life In Care!!!!!!!!!!

    hi im 15 in a month and so far my life as been a wreck. my mum doesn't want me or my siblings. she cancelled our last contact. we only have it once a month. my dad doesnt want me to find him. i havnt seen him since i was 5!!!. i think i got a boyfreind who doesnt rreally like...
    davidtennant4life davidtennant4life 13-15, F Aug 12, 2009

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    Always Believed We Were To Protect The Ones We Loved

    buti faild toprotect my wife of 6 years one morning, and i paid a high priced for god and country mywife was killed and there was nothing i could do aboutit i was reported killed in action the day beofre but i was in a coma and no one told her i was alive or maybe shoe would have...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Shortcomings

    Right now all I can do is fantasize about what my life could have been. As I think about it, there are some things I could have done differently. Example number one; instead of feeling like an outcast and letting my emotions get to me. I could have done nothing and let people...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 Jun 5, 2013

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